We heard from our friends at the DC Public Library Foundation about their fundraising “Story Time” gala reception that is taking place at the MLK Library (901 G St NW) on Thursday, March 16. Tickets can be purchased here and we clipped the salient points from the press release below:
DC Public Library Foundation to Host Second Annual “Story Time” Gala Reception
Washington’s top chefs and bartenders gather to benefit DC Public Library’s early childhood literacy programs and say “Goodnight Library” in final event before MLK modernization
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb 15, 2017)—The DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) will host the second annual “Story Time” Gala Reception on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30pm. The celebration, which benefits the DC Public Library’s early childhood literacy programs, will take place in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. The theme of this year’s event is “A Book is a Dream” and, appropriately enough, the Great Hall of the library will be transformed into a wondrous dreamscape. The evening will be the last large event held in the MLK branch of the library, as it will close soon thereafter for a 3-year modernization project. Tickets, which start at $150, are available here.
The evening will feature some of the District’s most exciting chefs and bartenders, brought together by Derek Brown, DCPLF Board member and co-owner of several acclaimed District bars. Erik Bruner-Yang (Maketto), Johnny Spero (Columbia Room), Evan Scarlatelli (Eat the Rich) and Scott Drewno (The Source) will create inspired food for the event. Cocktails will be crafted exclusively for the evening by JP Fetherston (Columbia Room), Paul Taylor (Southern Efficiency) and Duane Sylvestre, (Collectif 1806).
In addition to the food and cocktails, there will be short performances and live music at the gala.Proceeds from the “Story Time” Gala Reception will support the DC Public Library Foundation and the Library’s critical children’s programs that serve more than 25,000 children a month in every Ward throughout the District.
Individual tickets for the “Story Time” Gala Reception are $150. The event has already attracted corporate support , including lead sponsors Smoot/Gilbane and Pepco Holdings, Inc., and sponsors EastBanc/JBG/Clark, Blue Skye Construction Group, Graham Holdings, SAXON Collaborative, Quadrangle Development Corp, Reset Public Affairs and others. Sponsorships are available for $5,000 and $10,000. An array of individual Washingtonians have also signed on to host the event ($2,000), including former Mayor Anthony Williams, DC Public Library former and present Trustees, DC Public Library Foundation board members, and others.
For more information and a full list of performers, hosts and sponsors please visit the DCPLF webpage.